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Opportunities in the Diocese of Worcester

Director of Ministry & Discipleship

We are committed to developing the ministry of all in the diocese, lay and ordained through our Kingdom People Vision.

Could you lead our training and discipleship team in the context of this Vision for the future of the Church and its ministry in these demanding but exciting times of change?

Could you engage with us in creative and imaginative thinking about future patterns of ministry in the diocese, with a particular focus upon formation in discipleship?

We are seeking a person with deep faith, a passion for mission, a strategic mind, an instinct for collaborative work and a love for people.

Remuneration at the same rate as the stipend of a Residentiary Canon together with a provided house or housing allowance plus non contributory pension

This post carries an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010 part 1 schedule 9 meaning that the successful applicant will be an active communicant member of the Church of England or a church in full communion with it and capable of holding a general preaching licence from the Bishop of Worcester.

This post is subject to DBS ‘enhanced plus' disclosure

More details from:
HR Administrator, jbaker@cofe-worcester.org.uk Tel: 01905 730730
The Diocesan Office, The Old Palace, Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JE

Closing date for applications: by noon on Thursday 6 November 2014

The Diocese of Worcester supports equal opportunities in employment



Upcoming Clergy Vacancies 

The Diocese of Worcester is committed to mission in every aspect, seeking to bring the good news of God's love in Jesus to all who live in the cities, towns and villages of our richly diverse diocese, and to make the gospel relevant to their everyday lives. Every congregation is encouraged to reflect deeply on what the Kingdom of God might look like in their situation and work together to build it. Bishop John has identified love, compassion, justice and freedom as the Kingdom values which set the tone for mission and outreach.

We have clergy vacancies coming up in churches across a wide range of church traditions, made up of people who are ready to engage in transforming their communities, are committed to the Kingdom People vision and are wanting to be open to the work of Holy Spirit. Could you be called to join with them and serve God as a church leader in Worcestershire and the West Midlands?

We will shortly be advertising posts in

To find out more about these and other future posts in this mission focussed diocese, contact Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley, for an informal chat.   Office: 01905 773301 Mobile: 07764 685818


Vicar & Workplace Chaplain (Designate) in the Parish of Kidderminster Ismere

We are seven churches, very soon to be a new single parish team: from delightful Worcestershire villages to the distinctly urban Kidderminster town centre.

We offer:

We need someone:

Kidderminster Team Vicar (Ismere) Profile

Application forms and details from:

The Bishop's Office, The Old Palace,
Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JE
Email: bishop.worcester@cofe‐ worcester.org.uk

Closing Date: 14 November 2014
Interviews will be held on 16 December 2014

DBS Plus Required

Support Assistant for Faith at Work in Worcestershire

For further details, please contact the Team Leader, Rev. Phillip Jones, at phillipjones@faithatwork.org.uk or 01905 755037

Advisers to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC Advisers)

The role of the DAC is to advise the Diocesan Chancellor and the parishes on a matters relating to the care and conservation of church buildings. The role of honorary DAC Advisers is to give advice to the DAC (and through the DAC to the parishes) on matters requiring particular specialist knowledge.

The specialist areas we are currently looking to fill are:

We'd particularly like to express our thanks to the current holders of these posts, Roy Finch, Eric Southwell and David Beacham, for their generous services to the diocese and parishes given so freely over a number of years.

Further details of the duties and responsibilities of these posts, which are voluntary, may be obtained from the DAC Secretary, John Dentith, on   or 01905 732809.